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Cervelo Carbon fiber bike to be unveiled in Philly(8 posts)

Cervelo Carbon fiber bike to be unveiled in Phillynazgul
Jun 6, 2003 3:23 PM
I got a press pass for the USPRO championships this sunday and will be taking photos for my university's newspaper. When I went to pick up the press pack today there was a leaflet by Cervelo announcing their new R2.5 roadbike designed for and with the feedback of Team CSC. It will be a tubes & lugs model and is supposed to weigh under 1000 grams.

P.S.what's up with all the posers in team kit without helmets that I've been seeing all week long in Philly :)
I thought it was supposed to be unveiled at the TDF?kenyee
Jun 6, 2003 3:28 PM
That's the last I heard from Gerard on the Cervelo forum at least...

I wonder how bloody expensive it'll be :-P
more info...nazgul
Jun 6, 2003 3:44 PM
There is more info and a photo on cervelo's site:
R2.5

Compact geometry, a rather steep 73.5 seatangle (at least for the larger sizes)...
yep...we've heard about it when it was first announcedkenyee
Jun 6, 2003 4:52 PM
If you go to www.egroups.com, there's a Cervelo mailing list/user group.

Gerard (one of Cervelo's founders actually replies to people there which is pretty unusual)...
yep...we've heard about it when it was first announcedAkirasho
Jun 6, 2003 6:44 PM
... also at...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cervelo/

Be the bike.
Time for Cannondale to come out w/a carbon frame!jtferraro
Jun 6, 2003 9:45 PM
I've been saying it...even did a project for a grad class on it, but, I'm sure if it ever happens it won't happen this year or the next since they are under some financial stress. We'll see...

-Jeff
... remember the Slice prototype...Akirasho
Jun 7, 2003 1:22 AM
... Cannondale did R&D a carbon fiber frame a few years ago... one of the noticable results being their Slice range of CF forks...

Hard to say what the future holds... some Kleins now have CF stays (benefitting from OCLV tech) and CAAD7 perhaps reaching the limits of the material's properties with respect to lightweight and durability... and as you noted, even though the bike side of 'Dale did well during their recent financial upheaval, they'll have to post a lot of positive numbers before shareholders will risk risky ventures again.

Be the bike.
Time for Cannondale to come out w/a carbon frame!divve
Jun 7, 2003 1:26 AM
There's no lack of finance anymore...more a matter of some reorganization now. Rumor has it Cannondale will release a carbon reinforced thermo plastic/aluminum lugged road frame before '04.